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Appalachian Trail

Vermont is quintessential New England: picturesque villages still served by cluttered country stores; small farms nestled among the granite ridges of the Green Mountains; and needle-sharp white church spires rising above forests ablaze with autumn colors.

Precocious from birth—its constitution was the first in the United States to prohibit slavery and establish public schools—Vermont is known for its independent-minded politicians like Bernie Sanders.

From the Connecticut River, this route across Vermont follows the contours of the land, tagging along fast-running mountain streams or keeping to the valleys between the steep surrounding ridges that carry the Appalachian Trail ever southward.

Vermont Travel Map

Map of Appalachian Trail through Vermont.
Map of Appalachian Trail through Vermont.

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